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Old 10-29-2011, 09:46 AM   #1
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Boler frame extention

Would it be possible to extend the front frame of a 13 ft boler to allow a quad to be driven up on the side

I'm thinking no because of the 600 lb added tung weight

But with a stabilizer hitch can it be done
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:11 AM   #2
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You might be happier mounting the Boler body on a dual-axle flat bed trailer. I'd worry about the entire original Boler frame with that much weight up front.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:04 AM   #3
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No travel trailer I know of is designed for, or capable of, carrying that much added weight and stress on ANY part of the trailer's frame, especially on the tongue. If it didn't collapse just loading it on, it probably would fold up on the first bounce. Totally bad idea.
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I have a friend who hauls his Honda Rincon on the tongue of his tent trailer.
The extension includes a beefed up frame back to the axle.
We both enjoy riding on remote trails so his rig has survived 3 years of 4X4 roads with no problems so far.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:30 PM   #5
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Yep, if you wanted to extend a frame and load it like this, the extension would have to go from the coupler to the axle. It would probably be easier to build a new frame and swap the body over - reinforcing the section of frame under the front of the body is not easy and replacing it seems less work.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:44 PM   #6
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Ya I would do the entire frame and reinforce it
I'm more worried about the wight on the tung more than anything

And if it would be a good idea to place the propane and batteries in a closed box on the back to help even it out ?

Thanks for your help everyone
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Old 10-29-2011, 01:06 PM   #7
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Don't forget, it's not all about the frame. As with just about all these little trailers, (and I can't think of one stock travel trailer that this doesn't apply to,) you have to consider the facts that you also have a marginally sized suspension, axle, and probably also undersized/load rated wheels/tires as well. If you aren't planning to upsize, upgrade, and "beef up" this whole thing from the ground up to the bottom of the trailer, I still say it's a bad idea.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:29 AM   #8
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the are several companies like this one, but if you wanted to do it with an egg, i think you would need a complete new frame not an extension
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